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Haunted: The Fox and Fiddler, Colchester, Essex

Haunted: The Fox and Fiddler, Colchester, Essex

| On 22, Jun 2017


The Haunting of the Fox and Fiddler

The Fox and Fiddler Pub in Colchester is said to be haunted by a young chambermaid called Sarah.

It’s said that Sarah is a fun loving ghost who is known to play pranks on the pub’s members of staff and guests.

Legend says that the notorious Matthew Hopkins, aka the Witchfinder General, was responsible for the death of Sarah in the 1600s.

It’s said that he dragged Sarah kicking and screaming down to the pub’s cellar where he bricked her up in a disused tunnel under the inn!

A couple of members of staff have seen the ghostly apparition of Sarah.

They describe her as being blonde and wearing a white lacy hat and a white pinafore over a black dress!

Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press



Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.

The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.

It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.

Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.

To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.

During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.

Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!

Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.

Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.

Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.

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